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Borten, Per

Born: 1913 AD
Died: 2005 AD
Nationality: Norwegian
Categories: Politician

1913 – Born in Fla in the municipality of Melhus in Sor-Trondelag, on April 3rd. A Norwegian agronomist and politician.

1939 – Educated as Agriculturist from the Agricultural University of Norway.

1941 – Started his political career serving as mayor of Fla.

1946 – He served as head of the region’s Agrarian Youth Movement.

1949 – Elected to the Norwegian parliament.

         – He was elected to the Storting, or parliament, and represented the Farmer’s Party, which was the forerunner of the Center Party.

1955 – Acted as the parliamentary leader for his party and served as its chairman.

1961 – Served as president of Odelsting.

1965 – 1971 – Served as Prime Minister of Norway.

         – Mr. Borten was best remembered for the non-socialist coalition government he formed in October, ending 20 years of dominance by the social democratic Labor Party.

         – His coalition government of four non-Socialist parties resigned after Borten revealed confidential information about Norway’s negotiations for European Community membership.

1973 – 1977 – Once again, he became the president of Odelsting.

         – He was re-elected every four years until he declined to run.

2005 – Died on 20th of January at St. Olav’s Hospital in Trondheim at the age of 91.